“John was recommended to me as I was finding it impossible to train my headstrong working cocker by myself....
After first meeting John, I realised there was hope for both of us.
She came as a residential student, at the end of which John also trained me, and now we are looking forward to our first shooting season. This would have been impossible without John's amazing ability and knowledge. I cannot praise him highly enough. ”
Jill & Richard, Ottershaw
“As the novice owners of a part trained field trials cocker to say we were having a few problems is an understatement. We had tried suggestions from...
...other dog trainers and been to another goudog trainer, but no results. Over the past 18 months John has taught us how to handle our dog and how to interpret his behaviour. He is now a completely different dog and a pleasure to own.
The facilities have enabled us to train in realistic situations and John's methods have produced excellent results. We throughly enjoy our training sessions and John seems to have endless patience with our dog and even more with us!”
“I first met John Harrison of Byrecoc Gundogs about two and a half years ago when I took my springer to him to use his rabbit pen...
During this time I met his working cockers and later on purchased a puppy from him.
I took her to his puppy walking lessons and continued, as she progressed, to his one to one training sessions. John got her and me to a level where we were able to go on our first shoot together.
Lessons are structured to you and your dogs need, with patience and kindness, and John always aims to get the best from your dog.”
Nina & Bill, Hampshire
“We would highly recommend John Harrison to novice and experienced gundog owners alike. His training methods are clear, relevant and most of all fun!...
He understands the psyche of the working gundog and most importantly, listens to what you actually want to achieve with your dog and tailors the lessons accordingly.
Keep up the good work Byrecoc Gundogs - we continue to look forward to our regular sessions.”
“My pup I bought off you 2 years ago is now a Grade 3 agility dog, has 13 trophys to his name plus numerous rosettes and...
...only started competing in agility shows beginning of May 2013.
He loves it and is such a clever boy. Trains twice a week & camps at the shows all summer. When my Husband allows me to have another working cocker I will certainly come back to you.”
“I would recommend John Harrison without hesitation. I am a first time owner of a working cocker spaniel, and has allowed me to understand her and enjoy her...
He is kind, understanding, patient and smart. He has also helped enormously with my children and their understanding of our puppy. We would be in a very different place without him!”
“We've just had a great lesson on water, with my little girl having to address her whining and running in faults in high octane conditions (for her)...
John continues to give me positive support handling (for me) my challenging but beloved dog.”
Will, West Midlands
“John bravely took on my four year old lab for full time training, which is a big ask and in itself is a testament to John...
I chose John because I knew that, whatever the outcome of the training, he would look after my dog in a way that some other trainers do not! My dog had not had a great start in life but John turned him around and I am thrilled with the results! John turned my dog from a tear away rascal into a calm, obedient and well mannered boy.
John patiently put up with all my over eager phone calls and reassured me through the whole process and I am sure that should I need John's advice at any point in the future he is only a phone call away. I can't thank John enough for his patience and kindness with both me and my dog. I honestly can't thank you enough John..... all the best.”
“A HUGE THANK-YOU today to John for having trained Ruby, a beautiful fox red Labrador for an exciting future as my Gundog...
She has lost none of her own wonderful temperament throughout her five months away and sits obediently and happy by my side tonite.
I look forward to tomorrow when I can exercise her with confidence the gentle manner and technique that John unlike any other trainer has instilled in us both. You are truly brilliant and compassionate.”
Lauren & Martin Cutler, Surrey
“As first time working dog owners, we certainly thought we'd thrown ourselves in at the deep end when we first got our working cocker Flynn...
Until we met John we had tried other training classes but nothing seemed to work. Now after regular weekly sessions we can truly say that we can enjoy our dog and he is an absolute pleasure to have. His obedience has come on leaps and bounds and we regularly get comments on his willingness to please.
We can not thank John enough, you have made owning a working dog not only enjoyable but rewarding and fun!! Excellent training facilities with a kind and patient manner for both dog and owner. Would highly recommend!!”
“I came to John after meeting several gundog trainers whose methods I wasn't so keen on. From the first meeting I knew that John was exactly...
...what I was looking for and it was clear he was knowledgeable and experienced.
For 17 weeks he had my dog and by the time I got her back, she was a lean, mean, hunting machine. I am very impressed with her new skills and am really looking forward to our first season working together.
I would certainly recommend John and would like to take this opportunity to thank him for the wonderful work he has done and for all the support he has given me.”